Rapper Iggy Azalea just announced her breakup from athlete Nick Young on Instagram, citing her trust issues.
This breakup comes following rumors earlier this year that Young was cheating on Azalea, following a video that surfaced in which the famous basketball player bragged about his affairs.
While many people enjoy following the romantic lives of celebrities like Iggy Azalea and Nick Young, nobody enjoys experiencing a breakup. In fact, after a breakup, many people experience depression, extreme weight loss or gain, and other negative health effects.
One of the best ways to avoid these issues is by eating the right foods. Certain foods can have a big effect on our moods, mental health, and happiness levels. With a good post-breakup diet, people can keep healthy, lower their stress, and support themselves as they work through their feelings.
Instead of binging on fatty foods like ice cream and cheesy macaroni, eating meals with healthy types of fat can help lower our stress. For instance, salmon and other types of fatty fish contain Omega-3 fatty acids, which have been linked to improved cognitive functioning and lower levels of stress.
Almonds are another rich source of healthy fats. However, they also contain vitamin E, which can help boost our immune function, and B vitamins, which help lower both stress and anxiety.
While it’s never a good idea to binge on sweets in times of stress, there’s a reason why we do that. Sugar releases feel-good hormones in our body. Dark chocolate is a tasty treat but also has been linked to numerous health benefits, including lower stress hormone levels. As long as you eat in moderation, dark chocolate can be part of a healthy breakup diet.
Finally, stress can have a big impact on the function of our gut, causing indigestion and diarrhea. Foods rich in probiotic bacteria can help improve our gut function. Add Greek yogurt and fermented foods (like sauerkraut and kimchi) to your diet.
Not only are these foods good for your health and for lowering stress levels, but the act of cooking healthy meals using these ingredients can be a fun way to get your mind off of your troubles.
So if you’ve broken up with your significant other, a post-breakup diet can have you feeling happier. Somebody send some almonds and dark chocolate to Iggy Azalea, stat!
Sources for Today’s Article
Amidor, Toby, “The 5 Best Foods for a Breakup,” U.S. News, February 06, 2015, http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2015/02/06/the-5-best-foods-for-a-breakup
“Iggy Azalea and Nick Young break up,” Gulf News Hollywood, June 20, 2016, http://gulfnews.com/life-style/celebrity/hollywood/iggy-azalea-and-nick-young-break-up-1.1849036
Ni, Preston, “The Break-Up Cure: 7 Ways to Heal & Find Happiness Again,” Psychology Today, January 20, 2013, https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/communication-success/201301/the-break-cure-7-ways-heal-find-happiness-again